Balamand Monastery

Message of His Beatitude (2)

"Every time the name "Balamand" is mentioned, echoes of days past come to the hearts of many , many of us...

Days when the church might not have seen a spiritual leader who would know how to worship God and to love his children had there not been that beautiful plateau overlooking the sea, and had there not been prayer on that plateau, and had there not been classes given within those walls...

Walls, which if they signify anything, signify the humility of man in the face of the Creator. In Balamand is the monastic life. In Balamand is prayer. In Balamand is the word of God... "

+ Ignatius IV  
Patriarch of Antioch and all the East